Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Monday, November 29, 2010
It looked a little like this (via Dangerous Minds):
I'm off to drink a bottle of wine and forget it ever happened.
Sunday, November 28, 2010
Tucker stays with us occasionally while his moms are away. My dogs seem to love having him around, though he exhausts them.
"The boy has been known to drop things. Tasty things. Drop it. Drop it. Drop drop drop drop drop drop drop drop drop drop drop drop. DROP IT NOW, BOY."
Saturday, November 27, 2010
I often hand over my phone to the kids to play with. Thea loves Pocket Frogs and Mahjong, just like her mom. Liam's current favorite is one where he burns ants with a magnifying glass. I'm not sure whether or not to be appalled.
At any rate, Liam took this picture of Nylonthread at a party we were all at. I love it!
Friday, November 26, 2010
Thanksgiving was wonderful, and it was great to see family I hadn't seen in almost a year. But, of course, it's also a lot of work. Tonight I relaxed on the couch in front of a fire with perfectly made martinis (thanks again, Floogee!) and a fantastic movie, Blood: The Last Vampire. I can't even begin to tell you how much I loved it in all its cheesy, bloody, stylish glory.
Thursday, November 25, 2010
It was a huge dinner, too. My sister Heather and her partner Amy drove down for the day and brought an incredible vegan spread with them. We started with some cheeses, breads, olives, and pickled okra on the table while we cooked, and El Diablito cocktails made from tequila, Grand Marnier, and Mexican grapefruit soda. For dinner, we had a turkey from Polyface Farms, mashed potatoes, stuffing, grilled tofu, roasted sweet potatoes, rolls, vegan cream of onion soup (which was fantastic), brussels sprouts, salad, vegan coconut cream pie, icebox cake, and a pumpkin pie from Trader Joe's that I bought last weekend but that molded before we got to it. Not that it mattered. We certainly had plenty of food.
All in all, it was a nice holiday.
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Monday, November 22, 2010
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Sunday, November 21, 2010
Saturday, November 20, 2010
Friday, November 19, 2010
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Thursday, November 18, 2010
What a big kid!
Not much has changed since last year. Here are some things that have remained steady:
- Liam is still a sunny, adorable, cheerful kid. He's incredibly good-natured and easy-going, which makes him a blast to hang out with.
- He's pretty much always up for anything and rarely complains.
- He doesn't even cry when he gets a shot.
- Like last year, his birthday dinner was Mike's macaroni and cheese (has to be made by Mike) and Ikea's meatballs, with assorted cupcakes for dessert.
- Thea is is best friend, and he'll do just about anything she asks.
- He's always been a tall kid, but now he towers over most kids his age (so much so that at a party, through a haze of three glasses of wine, I told someone he was turning six because I couldn't believe he was the same age as the kids who came up to his ears).
- He's getting a little more self-conscious and doesn't seem to enjoy being the center of attention.
- The punchline for his jokes is almost always "fart" now, instead of "poop." (I preferred "poop.")
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
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Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Monday, November 15, 2010
Sunday, November 14, 2010
The kids had a blast at Megamind, as did I. It's great that they're finally old enough to sit through an entire film.
I remember one of the first movies I ever saw: Walkabout. It thoroughly traumatized me and my sister, and I'm sure my parents, who couldn't possibly have known how gruesome and disturbing it was.
Saturday, November 13, 2010
Friday, November 12, 2010
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Thursday, November 11, 2010
2½ oz rye or bourbon whiskey or Brandy
2½ oz boiling water
2 sugar cubes
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
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Tuesday, November 09, 2010
Monday, November 08, 2010
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Sunday, November 07, 2010
Saturday, November 06, 2010
Brent and Chris came over for dinner. Chris, the kids, and I ate fancy cheeses and bread, then danced to disco music while the menfolk made dinner (satay, summer rolls, chickpea curry). It was fantastic.
Friday, November 05, 2010
Because I need something to blog about, here are the first fifteen authors that I can think of who have influenced me and stuck with me (in approximately my life's chronological order):
1. Albert Camus
2. Jean-Paul Sartre
3. Sylvia Plath
4. Wallace Stevens
5. e. e. cummings
6. Miss Manners
7. Rebecca Brown
8. Regina Marler
9. Pat Califia
10. Sydney Biddle Barrows
11. Leo Steinberg
12. Mary Garrard
13. Samuel R. Delany
14. Jeffrey Eugenides
15. Paul Harrington
Hmm. I think this list may require some explanation. Another blog post topic! This meme keeps on giving.
Posted by Kelly O at 11:21 PM
Thursday, November 04, 2010
There's a whole room of kinetic sculptures at the Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore. You activate them each individually by pressing a button, right at kid level. This is one of our favorites, a guy in a bathtub that has his spaghetti dinner coming out of one faucet, sauce out of the other. I find it to be grotesque, foul, and mesmerizing.
Wednesday, November 03, 2010
Floogee and I went downtown on Saturday for John Stewart's Rally to Restore Sanity. It could have been a lot of fun, except that the metro was running on a Saturday schedule despite 500,000 more riders than usual and was jam-packed.
I loathe crowds. No, seriously, they make me irrationally angry and anxious. So by the time we got off the train, I was thisclose to a panic attack. Floogee took me to my closest favorite bar and lined up tequila shots in front of me until I calmed down. At that point, I was so over the experience that I just wanted to go home. I guess you could say I was at the fear side of the rally.